On this occasion, I bought the whole line.
It's Architexture by Carolyn Friedlander and is available all over blog land.
It arrived a while back and then just sat there while I decided what to do with it.
There was also a pile of plaids next to it because I'd decided I wanted to do something with them.
And almost immediately it struck me that the two piles looked like they belonged together.
So they became one.
You wouldn't believe the block permutations I played with. Several hours later I realised what the problem was.
I was trying to be too complicated with the fabric and all along this little voice in the back of my head was telling me to Keep it Simple.
Something about text and plaid fabric has me wanting to keep them the 'right way' ie. just straight and the only way to achieve that (imo) was to keep the shapes simple.
I just cut 3" squares, sprinkled some half square triangles in, as well as some rectangles and some large squares to show off my favourite prints and randomly pieced the whole thing.
I quilted it either side of the seam allowances on the horizontal and vertical, apart from the large squares where I did some random free motion quilting.
You can possibly see it better on the back which has a piece of my favourite fabric from the collection.
And the binding I just think is fab.
I bought it from here and there is a slight possibility I may have bought it in one or more of the colourways.
I know since US postal charges went up so considerably at the beginning of the year that I have cut back on ordering - I personally find anywhere between $21-$25 for a Global Priority Envelope a rise too far. There are still glimmers of U.S ordering possibilities out there though and if anyone is interested (and I have no affiliation to either of them), Fabric Shack is offering permanent 1/2 price postage, so a Global Priority Envelope to Europe is $12 and they can cram nine yards in for that amount. Also, Equilter has a temporary half price shipping offer on at the moment. If you type MARCH in the coupon box, you'll get your shipping for just over $10, although they don't put quite as much in - 7 1/2 yards is their limit.
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